Sunday, June 5, 2011

a layout, a technique and a giveaway

I made this LO for this week's circle challenge at studio calico using my my studio calico kit...it's about the end of this school year and what is going to happen next year when mag's bff heads of to middle school...

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I cut the circles with my quickutz circle dies, traced them onto the background paper and then stitched the circles with 2 strands of black dmc floss and then popped up the circles to give a little dimension to the LO...

studio calico,quickutz,spellbinders,crate paper

I hid the journaling on the back of the big circle tucked behind the picture mat with the green circle sticker on it...in order to have easy access to the journaling tag, I slit a hole in the page protector...super easy but genius really...and no I did not come up with it, I just saw it somewhere sometime and now I'll pass it along...

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a finally a giveaway!!

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I ended up with two studio calico love phrase circle stamp from the January 2011 dear abby kit and would love to pass it along...if you would like to have it, just leave a comment here. If you are a follower or sign up to be a follower leave an additional comment and you will have 2 entries...I'll pick a winner on Friday!

28 comments:

Kinnari said...

love the circles....thanks for the chance to get this lovely stamp.

Erin said...

Love your page! I'd love to win the stamp. Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

Super cute blog! I love all your layouts...the stitching rocks! :). Thanks for sharing from your studio calico stash... I just signed up a couple months ago and I'm addicted!!

Amy said...

Oh... And I'm now a follower of your blog!

judyc said...

Thanks for the chance to win the stamp. Love your school pages on your blog. Judy

Valerie Bishop said...

Lovely layout! Love the hidden journaling tip! Thanks for the chance to win that stamp set that I don't have!

Kirsty said...

Wow, would love to win this! Such a lovely phrase :)

Kirsty x

Danielle said...

love this stamp! awesome giveaway!!!

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Danielle said...

I am also a new follower!

http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

Mary Jo said...

Hey, Leah! I loved that stamp but didn't want to buy a kit just to get it! So I would love a chance to win :)
And I am following your blog as well!

Caroline said...

Love this layout, love how you did your circles it is awesome,
i have this stamp so dont add me to the list. But great give away :)

avidreader said...

What a great stamp! Would love to win!

KristN said...

Ohh...I REALLY wanted this stamp and was so disappointed it sold out before I could buy it. I would *Love* to give it a new home! Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

KristN said...

I am also a new follower - lovely blog Leah!

isabel scrap said...

I dream of this stamp !!!! thanks so much

isabel scrap said...

i'm glad to follow your blog!

briscrapper said...

I love that layout! I struggled with that challenge, but you - you did a great job!

briscrapper said...

Oh, forgot to add that I just signed up to follow your blog.

Patty said...

Love that circle stamp!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Patty said...

I'm now following your blog too!

Jessica said...

Love that SC stamp & great layout. I love hidden journaling & always forget to do it! I signed up to follow you as well. I hope you get lots of followers! :)

Sarah said...

I missed out on that stamp. I'd love to snag it! Great page too!

naomi said...

I have been after this stamp for a while - I'd love to win it :)

I'm a follower of your blog now too!!

You're so kind to give one away xx

Kellie Groves said...

Great layout for the SC circle challenge. Thanks for the tip that you shared on your journalling tag. As for the stamp - I would love to win - it was one that got away. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Kellie Groves said...

I am also a new follower. After looking through your blog, I realized that I had some of your layouts already bookmarked on SC in my favorites! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

mandyb said...

wahoooooo thanks for a fun giveaway!!! such a lovely stamp!!!

mandyb from SC message board

btsoi. said...

What a lovely stamp. Thanks for sharing!

btsoi. said...

I'm also following your blog :)